William Mitchell College of Law is welcoming more than 240 entering students to campus this fall.
The second cohort of students in Mitchell’s one-of-a-kind Hybrid J.D. Program started their Preparation Week on Monday, August 31. The group hit the ABA limit of 96 students, up from 85 in the first class. The students hail from 34 states and come from careers in medicine, law enforcement, accounting, business, engineering, and more. Continue reading
PreLaw magazine, in its back-to-school issue, listed Mitchell’s hybrid online/on-campus J.D. program as one of the “innovations that have the greatest potential to change legal education for the good.” Mitchell’s approach will likely be a model for others, the magazine said. “This innovation is likely to continue to soar as technology improves and schools create curriculums to take advantage of the advances.” Continue reading
The Star Tribune Editorial Board met with new Mitchell President and Dean Mark Gordon in mid-August to talk about the Mitchell Hamline combination and the future of legal education. Continue reading
Earlier this month, 22 climate scientists from around the country joined 20 law students at Mitchell to participate in the Expert Witness Training Academy. The academy, a one-of-a-kind experiential seminar led by Professors John Sonsteng and Jim Hilbert, along with Program Coordinator Dr. Linda Thorstad, teaches scientists how to better communicate their expertise to non-scientists. This is the fifth year that William Mitchell has hosted the program, which was originally conceived by Sonsteng and David Verardo, director of the Paleoclimate Program for the National Science Foundation, which funds the program for the scientists.
A new international partnership for William Mitchell College of Law has its roots in a friendship that started nearly 30 years ago.
Ken Port and Hirofumi Ito met as students at the University of Wisconsin Law School and stayed in touch after Ito completed his one-year program and returned to Japan. “His three boys and my two girls grew up together,” said Port. Continue reading
More than 40 students from William Mitchell and other U.S. law schools took part in this year’s Mitchell in London program, which has been giving students an up-close look at the British legal system each summer for more than 20 years. Continue reading
Longtime educator will lead Mitchell|Hamline
upon ABA acquiescence
Mark C. Gordon, a respected educator and innovator with nearly 30 years of experience in higher education and public service, took over July 1 as the 25th president and dean at William Mitchell College of Law.
Most college presidents say they want to get to know students. Few have taken it to the lengths Mark Gordon has. Continue reading
The American Lung Association has awarded Maggie Mahoney, deputy director of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell, the 2015 C. Everett Koop Unsung Hero Award for her outstanding contributions to tobacco control. Continue reading
Mitchell’s Community Development Clinic, led by Diane Dube ’82, partnered with the Center for Law and Business, led by assistant director Leanne Fuith ’10, to sponsor a free legal clinic at the Multicultural Small Business Resources Fair in St. Paul on June 20. Continue reading
Taylor Levy is dedicated to social justice, particularly causes pertaining to low-income immigrants. Friends and family encouraged her from an early age to attend law school. But as a foster mom to four children who works full time as a family immigration program coordinator and immigrant advocate in El Paso, Texas, she didn’t have time and wasn’t close to a legal education program that worked with her busy life. Continue reading
ABA review date set, trustees named
Plans to combine William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law continue to progress, with an American Bar Association committee set to review the proposed union in September, as expected, and a slate of leaders elected to the governing board for what will become Mitchell|Hamline School of Law. Continue reading
On Wednesday, June 3, Mehmet Konar-Steenberg, associate dean of faculty, and Sean Felhofer, digital initiatives librarian, presented the newly released Minnesota Administrative Procedure e-treatise at the Minnesota State Bar Association Administrative Law Section Annual Meeting in St. Paul. Continue reading